Bahahahahaaaaa AnthroPC [/stupid pointless comment]
Is that a new version of pintsize I see? Lololol
First panel it looked like all those background people were looking at Ethan, like he had somehow drawn a crowd for his latest rambling geeky diatribe. then in the second panel they start to disperse because they realize they don’t care…and the lady on the right appears to be topless for some reason.
Forgot all about Black Friday again. Bear in mind I’m Canadian and had Thanksgiving a month ago, so I have little reason to keep track.
As long as no one’s kicking this hypothetical puppy.
I’m working retail on Black Friday, who else is in Hell with me?
I’m with ya. Black Friday at a bookstore isn’t as crazy as other retail places, but it does get exponentially busier.
I used to work as an inspector for Netflix. Two days after EVERY holiday (when the holiday mail came in) I had to be there at 2 am and stay seated in an uncomfortable as shit chair until God was sure I’d suffered for any sins I’d commited since the last time I was forced to do this (God usually had mercy on me about 8 or 9 for the pseudo-holiday load and seemed to dispise me on the big ones, making me suffer until between 10 and noon). After that, I really don’t care what I have to do as long as I don’t have to sit in that fucking chair again.
Weeeeell,TECHNICALLY I’m with you,as I do work retail and I am at work today…but we don’t have Black Friday here so I guess I have none of the crowds your suffering through.
I will light a candle at you in the church of retail workers,and send a prayer up to the god of retail workers to spare you the stupidity of the average retail store patron though =p
Friend, let us dine together.
Me. I’m actually looking forward to it, though: after working in movie theaters for so long, retail hasn’t felt that busy for me. Guess we’ll see if that changes tonight. At least I’m in at 1pm–no way am I doing the doorbusters.
Just got out of it myself, actually. But I’m not in anyway lacking of sle-*ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*
PUSHING CARTS AT WAL-MART ALL FUCKING DAY FOR 12 HOURS GOD FUCK EVERYTHING
Poor Ethan….He has to miss the premiers Young Justice, Transformers Prime, G.I Joe Renegades and a 1 hour ep of Avengers Earth’s Mightiest….maybe… ugh. I think Im gonna stay home for Black Friday….
And this is why I set my DVR.
I almost forgot that Shortpacked and QC are in the same universe.
If they do, and Ethan & Amber really do occasionally pop into CoD, then this universe has a REALLY screwed up geography, since they take place at opposite ends of the USA.
David stated in the original comic that it was “an alternate universe QC”. One where Coffee of Doom is on the west coast.
I wonder if Monkey Master has an anthro-pc.
Now that I think about it, didn’t someone in Shortpacked! adopt one of Choo-Choo Bear’s and Sprinkles’s kittens? That would mean it’s also in the same universe as some version of GWS and Something Positive as well…
Shortpacked and QC aren’t actually in the same universe. We’ve done cameos of each other’s characters, but that’s not quite the same. His “Coffee of Doom” is in New England, while my cameo version is down the street from where my characters live in San Francisco.
Even universes that cross over properly, across a long storyline, I don’t think are really in the same universe. The way I see it, they have similar universes that share a certain portion of identical events for the duration of the crossover. Yeah, I want to keep consistent with all things pertaining to the kitten I borrowed from S*P and GwS, but I don’t expect Randy and Danielle to have to shoehorn a Martian Invasion into their respective webcomics’ backstories. That’d be kind of ridiculous.
Ah, the Pre-Crisis model of multi-company crossover, where different comics were clearly happening in completely different universes until you wanted to have Superman bother Spider-Man for some reason, so he just flies from Metropolis to NYC like they were in the same continuity all along.
This is my problem with comic book cross-overs. They tend to drag all of the stuff from each other’s continuities if you think about it too hard. I mean the same version of Spider-man has met both the G1 Transformers and the IDW Transformers, without any dimensional traveling hocus-pocus. How does that work?!
It could be a new franchising technique used at coffee of doom. Create the store in an area outside of space and time, and then you only have to pay for the entrance. :3
Dave- see Howl’s Moving Castle. I’d say more, but it would ruin the plot.
It is interesting to note how connected various webcomic ‘verses are, even taking into account the differences you note (because really, would the shenanigans of the Sluggyverse fit the sarcastic slice-of-life of S*P?).
That said, if my memory serves, the Walkyverse is connected to S*P and GWS by way of the progeny of Choo-Choo Bear and Sprinkles and to the QC-verse by way of Coffee of Doom (geographical paradox aside); QC and S*P have had cross-cameos as well. S*P is directly connected to the Queen of Wands ‘verse by way of Kestral migrating from QoW to S*P; S*P has held cameos with a couple other strips, one as a throw away line only (Aubrey owning a mini-lop with a penchant for switchblades before her mother returned it to the petshop…), connecting it to the Sluggyverse, which in turn has a connection to Kevin and Kell, Bruno the Bandit and a couple others (if only by way of a non-canon the cast is missing storyline), though the Dimension of Pain Saturdays by Ian McDonald does give it some tie in to Bruno the Bandit… which has a non-canon but plausible connection to Dan Shive’s El Goonish Shive.
Congrats, Willis: You’re five degrees separated from El Goonish Shive. Here, have a No-Prize!
Yup, because compared to a martian invasion, Canadian Trap-Door Gators and talking cacti are completely normal.
This also explains why the It’s Walky!/Fans! crossover took place in different seasons in those two comics.
Well, in that specific case, one comic traveled through dimensions to the other.
I didn’t even know about Prime. And now that I do…I don’t know. I don’t think I can love again. I’m sure it’s a really awesome puppy um, show. But it’s just going to remind me of the one I’m missing.
Crud. I forgot how much I missed TFA until now.
…wait, how long are Ethan & Leslie standing in the middle of the floor on the busiest day of the year for ze shop?
Standing? If Shortpacked is anything like the stores in my area, they are most likely pinned in place by the crowd.
That? Is a PERFECT analogy for how I feel about Transformers: Prime. It may be great! But … it’s not going to be more Transformers: Animated, and damn, I miss that show. What is the point in a Transformers cartoon that doesn’t contain an army of cloned Starscreams?
Fan winging over the switch to a radically different CGI show instead of a beloved cell-animated one?
TRUKK NOT MUNKY!
Speaking about The Hub and toys, I just wanted to mention that the new My Little Pony show is impossibly good. It’s got the humor, animation, story arcs, and superior voice acting of Foster’s Home, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Lab, and (that other bastion of toy advertising) Transformers Animated. It was developed and is headed by Lauren Faust, a key player in Foster’s Home (and the inspiration for Frankie Foster).
Long story short, these aren’t your sister’s Ponies.
I agree. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is actually pretty good! I want an action fig of Granny Smith Apple like NOW! *lol*
No kidding? That’s good to know. Little piece of my childhood feels better.
I remember sitting in my room playing Transformers, listening for the Pony segment to end so I could go in the living room and watch Glow Friends with my sisters, then leave when Ponies came back on.
I recently found the 80′s series pilot on DVD at a video store that was going under (thanks, Netflix), and bought it on a whim. Somehow I remembered EVERYTHING, from the honeycombs to the Sunstone melting the snow to the last bit of sunset bringing the Valley back to life. Also, all those 80′s voice actors. Hearing Nancy Cartwright’s voice come out of a Pony’s mouth is just weird.
Aww..I miss Animated too…but that puppy died, we have to get over it
Could be worse. You could live in a country where Prime doesn’t even air. Like CANADA. OR SOMETHING. I DON’T KNOW!
Next year (which could mean anywhere from 30-odd days from now, to 13 months), presumably on YTV, since they had Animated…and the Beast era and Unicron saga. (On the other hand, Teletoon Retro is airing G1, so maybe Prime will end up on Teletoon.)
Or on Youtube, now. I don’t feel bad about pirating a show I’d have to move to another country to watch legally
You damn well nailed it on the head there, good sir.
So does this mean Ethan doesn’t own a Tivo?
crowd: “why are these associates talking to each other and not getting what i w ant when it was on sale 3 weeks ago for the same price?
crowd: “where are the bathrooms?”
beard guy: “bathroom’s in mah pants!”
asian lady(purple shirt): “can you morons stop having a social life for one hour and do everything for me!!!”
mooostache man: “will this work on my iMac?”
blonde on right: “I NEED MOAR COFFEE! and twilight toys.”
*i have no idea what anthropc is…
that said, after 2 black fridays, im tempted to go up to my former workplace and laugh at the people i sued to work with.
used to work with.*
what moron sues to work in retail
Anthro PCs are from Questionable Content. They’re like little AI toys that store data and have their own personalities and come in different appearences ect.
3rd panel on the right: Big Boss/Walky’s Mom is shopping for her kids and their families.
Aaaaand today is the day I have to stop reading the blog. And probably the Allspark, too.
(‘Cause of the inevitable tide of TFPrime spoilers, not any one person.)
This is how I’m probably going to feel about Ultimate Spider-Man.
This and Young Justice. I’m probably going to get over it, but even so.
Wait, what’s YJ replacing?
Although that did end a while ago.
It’s more the characters more than the show itself. Impulse and Tim being replaced by Kid Flash and Dick.
Well, since the show takes place on an alternate Earth and the shows’ continuity is self-contained, that kinda makes sense. Having to explain about three different Robin, and the speedster’s hyper-aged grandson of the second Flash, might be a bit much for the casual fans.
Technically, it’s not replacing anything, except maybe “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” which is still on the air for 15 more episodes.
I mean, it’s not like Young Justice is immediately replacing a previous series, like Spectacular Spider-Man being canceled in exchange immediately for Ultimate Spider-Man. Both Teen Titans and Justice League have been off the air for four years.
I came here to post the same thing.
What, no trapping Galasso in the stockroom?
That blonde dude on the right of panel one is looking at Ethan with a little too much…enthusiasm. Un-blush those cheeks, sir. And the other one.
I’m loving the Wikipedia-like “personal appeals.”
I will read your personal appeal if you get out of the tub and put on some clothes, Willis.
Its actually a deceptive link to a Black Friday sale. If you click the link, you get to buy his stuff on the cheap. Of course, the random images trend towards the disturbing side, making you want to avoid the linkage.
This drives away potential buyers, but come Saturday, Willis will lament how he didn’t make many sales. Then, he’ll guilt every one of his readers into buying his stuff at full price.
Crafty, isn’t it?
Can’t he record it?
W00t for Anthro PC/ Questionable Content reference.
So I’m wondering – I see The Hub listed, but it’s a subscription channel. Will it add to my bill to subscribe or is it just a case of needing to “enable” it?
It’ll likely require an upgrade to digital cable (if you’re not there already) and ordering some sort of cable package (usually a family package)
Hub is part of the next-step-up-from-basic programming package on DIRECTV.
Thank you both. I did find out and it will take me 64.99 to upgrade to include Hub. Uh… might try and scope out the show with someone before I make that cost commitment. (I have a digital HD package, it’s just a step short of what I need to get this channel.)
I’ve seen episode 1. Still need to watch ep 2 later tonight.
I’m weirded out by the hybrid movies/”game supposedly before G1″/etc. continuity and figure it might end up being its own continuity with an “uncertain” history that can be playfully stretched to fit what they want.
I LOVE Prime’s voice. Less hot about his mouth because of the weirdness of their faces… Definitely rounded or definitely flat surfaces are one thing, but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be seeing when Optimus removes his face plate. Cullen does wonderfully, and so do the others, but I’m not sold on Frank Welker’s new Megatron performance. I understand not everyone liked it, but I wish I knew what he was going for. I only heard the one line, but I did like the description Welker once gave the old voice – a scratchy voice in pain and exhibiting “evil” (sinister desires). Since it’s not “in pain” I want to know what he and the director collectively decided for this voice. I am thrilled he’s voicing the character, though, even if it IS a different voice. And I think it’s amazing that once again I can’t see commonality between one Frank Welker voice and another.
Starscream’s brutal enough to Cliffjumper that I’m concerned Megatron will appear minor by comparison if they don’t keep that level of brutality up. I hope Starscream helps keep him that brutal.
I’m not 100% sold on how the three human kids got involved, since it was specifically protection of them and since it screams contrivance baldly instead of doing it even subtly. I get the impression part 2 will address this more and I’ll see what I think then.
I enjoyed it so far other than the contrivance of how the kids were brought in, and I’ll watch episode 2 tonight.
An important note about this crowd scene: somewhere in there are Mike and Katie Myers. Cheese bless.
Holy crap, I didn’t even notice that. I can’t decide whether Ethan’s lines in that panel are uncannily appropriate or in uncomfortably bad taste. I’ll try going with the former and see how that works out.
3rd panel, second from left=Faz’s mother
Fuck yes. Hopefully this means we’ll be getting back to plot-oriented stuff on Monday. Wonder why she’s there, though? I mean, it could just be Faz had a family Thanksgiving and his mom decided to stick around a while, but then why come to the store? Will she notice Amber looks a little like her ex-lover and accidentally disclose the truth in front of Faz?
I enjoy this, but we need more frames of Ethan making out with his boyfrien. Fair’s fair!
First panel… directly right of Ethan…. it might just be the blush in his cheeks, but it deff looks like he is a stoner/daydreaming about Ethan.
No. If anything, his gaze is for Leslie. All he should be able to see is the back of Ethan’s head.
Not had chance to watch prime yet(not sure if any of the usual kids channels have picked it up over here yet) and i doubt i’ll ever get to see renegades(gi joe is pretty much dead as a toyline in the uk beyond comicstores and collectors) but from the clips ive seen im not sure im sold on the genericons but the show seems abit more mature than the usual transformers show.
The only thing I have about the analogy is, to me, it wasn’t a puppy that was replaced. It was an old, beloved fully grown canine whom you’ve grown to know better than your best friend over the years, and then you have to reconcile with a new (most likely adorable) puppy after its inevitable passing.
Unless the analogy refers to Transformers Animated and not G1, then it works.
Of course it refers to Animated. Why would Ethan get upset about the thirteen millionth show that isn’t G1?
Just that Ethan’s favorite series seems to be G1, but good to know that the analogy is now infallible.
Unless… Can we bring in that puppy that Megatron killed? You know, try to make it a little more literal?
Oh, hell, there’s probably been twelve million puppies that Megatron’s killed. I’m not going to pretend to know anything about Transformers any more.
I would say Ethan’s favorite series was probably Beast Wars.
Then I respect his tastes and actually can pretend to know things about that.
Man, was getting Beast Machines after Beast Wars like seeing your dog reach three good healthy years, go to live on a farm, and come back a different colour and suffering from mange?
In the case of Animated, maybe it’s less a puppy and a dog that’s more an adolescent–it’s got a distinct personality, become a part of your life, you’ve had time to love it. It just hadn’t been around as long as that other old, faithful hound.
…And also, the new puppy is funny-lookin’. (I’m sorry, but who’s bright idea was it to go with the movie designs? The WORST examples of character design in the entire franchise.)
I’m wondering what Jacob’s going to do when he finds out about PR: Samurai.
watch it like any true PR fanboi.
wats the word on what the evil is?
and i thought i heard mighty morphin’s theme song in a commercial for it.
The evil is probably just generic evil, I don’t think we’re going to get much more information till the premiere. The old song in the promos and commercials is probably just because its well known.
Thank man’s creator for DVR. That’s how I watched it. d=(o.o<)
And I actually feel the same way about Young Justice and Teen Titans as Ethan does about Prime and Animated!
That’s how I felt about Stargate Universe.
Oh no they have anthro PCs think about about how chaotic it will make this world now. Especially when their Pintsize gives U.C. grenades to replace the pies.
You couldn’t buy an AnthroPC that easily in the actual QC universe as AI have civil rights and so forth. Word of God (which says that despite cameos QC and Shortpacked are different universes and on opposite ends of teh country) sometimes needs a little push and this is it! as detailed When Momo got her new chasis in QC, when someone buys and AnthroPC they only buy the chasis, not the AI. I doubt you could just grab one off the shelf like a Tickle Me Elmo.
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